Okay, okay doesn't spark any terror does she? *giggles* Aw shoot, I really liked the theme for this weeks Illustration Friday and I wanted to give it a try. But I find that I just can't do good scary art...in fact, the only thing that I find scary is the "dream magic" I tried to put in her left hand there. Must find books on how to illustrate magic spells next time. I hope this is still acceptable for IF this week. This is Queen Mab...the dream faerie. In her left hand she holds good dreams in the form of a hummingbird and in her right is her nightmare stick, ready to wave over her poor sleeping victim. Mwahahahacoughcough....Anyway...
Quite happy with the outcome of this little drawing, was meant to be just a pen sketch but I decided to add some colour and it was a good chance to practice painting a sky, not something I do often. I'm still amazed that the bluish colour of the sky complements the rest of the colouring on the drawing...I love those happy accidents.
So a little bit of a ramble here, sorry to have been gone from my blog for a bit...yikes. Time passes too quickly. I did have a special post today on a tutorial about screen tones, but I can't find it anywhere on my laptop at the moment. My crap-top ate it and is now laughing at my futility in trying to find where its hidden the file. I think this thing is my friend...but oh no ...it's not. I think it enjoys giving me grief all the time. Grrr... As soon as I find it, I'll post it.
I hope all of you had a safe and fun Halloween on Monday. I went out and bought some of the treat bags of chocolate bars on sale today. Yay! There was fireworks going on in my neighbourhood till 2 am, so didn't get much sleep at all that night, but it was fun to watch all the cute little kids go up and down the streets with their bags of treats. Brought back lots of good memories of when I was little and dressed up as E.T. for two years in a row. I loved that costume till it fell apart, literally. *giggles*
Happy creating everyone! My love to you all.